Brake Service & Repair in Covina
Your brakes are critical to keeping your car in working condition. Breaks help stop your vehicle with ease and keep you safe on the road. However, like everything else in your car, brakes need maintenance too. Take your car to Sornoso’s Auto Repair for expert brake service and repair in Covina.
When Should I Service My Breaks?
Typically, you should have your breaks examined at least once a year. However, if you drive in city traffic or live in an area with lots of hills, check them sooner. When you come in to our shop we’ll make sure your entire breaking system is working as it should. We’ll check your car’s:
- Brake pads
- Brake fluid
- Brake disc rotor
- Brake caliper
- Brake master cylinder
Don’t Ignore Your Breaks!
While regular maintenance is critical, sometimes brakes fail or become damaged. If you notice any of these symptoms, bring your car into our shop immediately.
- Vehicle pulls to one side when you press on the brakes
- Brakes require more pressure than normal to stop
- Pedal sinks to floor while sitting at a stop
Brakes drag when not applying pressure
- Brake pedal seems very hard
- Mushy feeling brake pedal
- Shaking or vibrating during braking
Also, pay attention to the sounds your brakes make. Here are some indications your brakes need to be serviced.
- Squealing or scraping noises when braking
- High-pitched squeak when you push brakes
- Grinding sound when not braking
Is Your Car Leaking Fluid?
If you find a puddle of liquid under your car it may mean that your brake fluid is leaking. Brake fluid can be found anywhere underneath your vehicle. However, it’s common to find it around your wheels or the master brake cylinder. Brake fluid is typically lighter yellow in color but as it ages it will turn more brown.
Flushing Your Brake Fluid
Like all fluids in your car, brake fluid gets dirtier over time. Most brake lines are made of copper and copper particles will tend to contaminate the brake fluid. The brake fluid also will attract moisture.
Every couple years or around 30,000 miles its a great idea to have your brake fluid flushed. When you take your vehicle to our shop for a brake fluid flush, we will drain and properly dispose of your brake fluid. Then, we will replace it with top-notch brake fluid that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s specifications of your vehicle.
What’s The Most Common Brake Service & Repair Job?
The most common brake service and repair job is replacing brake pads. We also will machine brake rotors to have a smooth surface so the new brake pads will wear evenly.
Repairing and Servicing Your Brakes in Covina
City traffic puts a lot of wear and tear on your car, especially your brakes. At Sornoso’s Auto Repair, we put the time and effort into cleaning, repairing, and replacing your brake system so you stay safe and your car keeps working great. To book a brake service and repair appointment, give us a call at 626-966-0404 or send us a service request.